Upcoming 2022-Q3 Meeting on September 16th
Thinking about starting a drone program for your organization? Sound daunting?... Asking yourself, "Where do I start?" Or, maybe you have started a program and would like to look for ways to improve and move the program forward? Or, what if you have been doing this for a while and would like to help others with some “pro tips”. Where ever you are in the development of your program, you may want to create some time in your schedule to attend SCiDUC's Q3 meeting on September 16th from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.
We have a lot going on this meeting. There’s the new program start-up discussion led by Darryl Jones from the SC Forestry Commission and Scott Reynolds from DHEC. Of course, we will have a little SCiDUC organization shoptalk. And… we welcome Skydio as a brand new SCiDUC Industry Partner. Skydio will be presenting during a “Lunch and Learn” session (which includes a demo). And yes, once again, we will be providing lunch. [Don’t you just love these in-person meetings?]
Couldn't attend this event? No worries! We'll have another soon- stay tuned!
2022-Q2 Meeting on May 20th
May 20th 2022 was a perfect day for SCiDUC’s second mapping workshop and our 2022 Q2 meeting. The workshop took place at the Clemson Experiential Learning Yard and was sponsored by Air Worx Unmanned Solutions, Bentley Systems and Zephyr. Thank you to our sponsors for making these type of events possible!
After the mapping workshop, we had 12 members take and pass the APSA flight proficiency exam and become BPERP certified. For those not familiar with the BPERP, it is the only nationally recognized credential certifying basic flight proficiency for small multirotor UASs. Special thanks to Chris Medlin for proctoring the exam for us.
Take a look at the short slide show and see for yourself how the workshop went. The only thing that can't be appreciated from the pictures is the delicious lunch that was catered- you would have had to come in person to enjoy that!
2022-Q1 in Columbia on February 23rd
A great return to in-person meetings! This informative, not to mention well attended, meeting featured a panel presentation and discussion on UAS Night Operations. The panel presentation was led by Scott Newsome and Darryl Jones. Scott is a seasoned law enforcement officer with extensive experience in crewed aviation. He also serves as a SC Flight Standards District Office FAASTeam representative. Darryl Jones is the Forest Protection Chief for the SC Forestry Commission and SCiDUC's Board of Director's Vice President. We discussed the specific challenges, considerations and best practices when operating a UAS at night. This meeting also kicked off our brand new 'Poster Session' initiative. Click here to see our meeting and poster session pics. A recording of the meeting will be made available in the near future-perhaps as a SCiCAST- stay tuned.
2021-Q4 in Columbia on November 3rd
We had a great time at the SCiDUC 4th Quarter meeting and Drone Demo on November 3rd. Special thanks to Airworx Unmanned Solutions for sponsoring the meeting and showing the latest enterprise-level drones. We also want to thank the SC Forestry Commission for hosting the event and Bentley Systems for their continued support.
2021-Q3 in Charleston on June 11th
We had a great time in Charleston on June 11th at the Drone Mapping Workshop. Volunteers demonstrated how to collect drone data and then process it. Special thanks to Bentley Systems for providing the modeling software ContextCapture and for sponsoring the event!